Asia DMC gains Travelife status

September 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News, tour operators, Vietnam

HANOI, 21 September 2017: Award-winning destination management company ASIA DMC has achieved partner status with Travelife, a global sustainability leader.

To coincide with the celebration of its 20th anniversary, ASIA DMC Vietnam has been awarded partner status with Travelife, a training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies.

This demonstrates the tour company’s on-going commitment to environmental and social sustainability across its business. Read more

AirAsia flies to Nha Trang

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News, Vietnam

NHA TRANG, Vietnam, 20 September 2017: AirAsia has launched daily flights to Nha Trang, Vietnam, from its home-base Kuala Lumpur.

Flights commenced last Friday making AirAsia the first airline to operate a direct service to Nha Trang from Malaysia.

The inaugural flight was packed with a cabin factor of 93%.  Seats were filled up with VIP guests and media representatives, who joined the flight to Cam Ranh International Airport for the welcome ceremony. Read more

Campaign for holiday fair prices

September 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Cambodia, News, Vietnam

PHNOM PENH, 19 September, 2017L Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism issued an advisory, last week, to hotels and tour companies, calling on them not to inflate prices during public holidays.

The directive was signed by Tourism Minister, Thong Khon, who warned hospitality services such as restaurants, resorts and hotels not to take advantage of domestic tourists.

Khmer Times, at the weekend, reported the campaign for fair prices would focus on Sihanoukville. a popular coastal destination a four-hour drive from the capital. Read more

Tourism keeps market floating

September 14, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

CAN THO, 14 September 2017: Fixing weighing scales used to be good business on Vietnam’s floating Cai Rang market, but the last repairman on the river now makes just a few dollars a month as modernity pushes traders to land.

Surrounded by dusty old scales on his cluttered houseboat, Nguyen Van Ut says vendors are giving up their boats for better lives on terra firma where supermarkets draw the traders who once thronged the waterway.

“I don’t have many customers now. In the past, it was alright, but now many boats have left the floating market… people on vessels have switched to vehicles,” the 71-year-old told AFP. Read more

Helping children smile

September 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

BANGKOK, 12 September 2017: Operation Smile Thailand encouraged 20 cyclists, who joined the inaugural YAANA Bike Challenge, offering them a big ‘thank you’ as they embarked on 226-km fundraiser ride for the charity, 9 September.

The three-day corporate challenge ended Monday, 11 September in central Vietnam.

Riders raised  thousands of dollars for Operation Smile, which pays for operations for Asian children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip. Read more

CLMV minsters create blueprint

September 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 11 September 2017: Four Mekong Region countries, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam attracted 22 million visits, last year, leaders of the CLMV tourism group reported on the sidelines of the International Travel Expo last Friday.

They were attending the 4th Meeting of Cambodia – Laos – Myanmar- Vietnam (CLMV) Tourism Ministers, held during ITE Ho Chi Minh City and concluded tourism was major driver for their economies.

The meeting was chaired by Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien. Read more

Vietnam’s travel arrivals soar

September 11, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HANOI, 11 September 2017: Vietnam welcomed 1,229,163 international visitor arrivals in August, an increase of 18.5% over July and a substantial 35.1% increase over August last year.

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism released performance details sourced from the General Statistic Office, last week,  during the International Travel Expo in Ho Chi Minh City.

During January to August, international visitor arrivals reached 8,472,379, representing an increase of 29.7%. Read more

ITE gains stature in regional market

September 11, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 11 September 2017: ITE-HCMC has affirmed its position as one of the region’s leading travel trade shows that will draw more tourists to visit Vietnam.

Speaking at the Gala Dinner, at ITE late last week, Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, said the event was recognised as a leading professional forum for tourism management agencies, tourism enterprises at home and overseas to meet, exchange and conduct business discussions.

“Through the framework of the expo, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the people, history, culture and destinations of all countries in the region,” he said. Read more

Khiri Travel opens Hoi An office

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under News, tour company, Vietnam

Khiri Travel Vietnam has opened a new office in Hoi An, on the central coast of Vietnam to serve clients heading for the World Heritage resort.

Established 1 September, the office is the company’s third after Hoi Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Hoi An is best known for its trading quarter that stands at the estuary of river and the sea. Read more

Carlson flies flag in Vietnam

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Vietnam

SINGAPORE, 7 September 2017:  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group confirmed it has sealed a management deal for a resort property under construction on Phu Quoc island, Vietnam.

Phu Quoc Tourist Investment & Development JS Company is building the property that will be branded a Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc.

Scheduled to open by the end of the year, the new build hotel, will have 522 rooms. It will be the group’s second resort in Vietnam following Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh Bay, slated to open in 2018. Read more

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